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's the problem. it's not the actual extraction of it. they're making the money. >> reporter: according to the u.s. energy administration american households spent about $3,000 on gas last year which works out before taxes about 4% of a household's income. in san jose, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >>> comments about traffic in los angeles, turns out traffic here in the bay area is just as bad. tonight a new study reveals our dubious link with southern california. res researchers say we have the second worst traffic congestion in the nation. experts say there's no fix. a live look at our evening commute. it doesn't look so bad. let's bring in bay area's marianne favro with the details. >> reporter: whether you watch here in oakland or here in fremont, you are part of the second worst commute in the nation when it comes to hours spent waiting in traffic. a new report from the texas a&m transportation institute says only washington, d.c., drivers spend more time waiting in traffic. the study found in 2011 you spent on average 61 hours sitting in your traffic. want to put a price tag on that waste
, february 6th, 2013. "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. a lot of news to get to and by the way the u.s. post office will hold a 10:00 a.m. press conference that they are cutting saturday mail and they will take six months and a question we all have why does it take six months? good-bye fiscal cliff and debt ceiling, hello to the efforts of delay or suspend the "s" word, the sequester, that automatic defense and spending cut mechanism that's set to take effect on march 1st. on tuesday president obama went public for the first time in a while with his opening offer on the budget battles ahead, and today he goes behind closed doors with senate democrats in their retreat in annapolis to strategize and preview his state of the union addressch the white house wanted to send two messages with the president's visit to briefing room yesterday. one, that the burden of shutting off the sequester is on congress. >> if congress can't act immediately on a bigger package, they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of
the suspect before an attack, and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> someone who takes up arms against the united states in a war against the united states is an enemy and therefore could be targeted accordingly. >> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of american terror suspects to a trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted with a drone strike anwar al- awlaki in yemen in 2011. >>> 5:17. president obama is set to visit the middle east next month with stops in israel, the west bank and jordan. it will be the first time he will visit israel since becoming president more than four years ago. he will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. white house says the trip will focus on the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >>> leaders of the boy scouts of america will vote today on whether or not to keep a ban on gay members. if approved a new proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to handle the issue. president obama weighed
're seeing red arrows on the board. most notably the euro hitting a one-week low against the u.s. dollar. in asia, china up eighth straight session. nikkei highest level since september of 2008. disney set to open at record highs. strength in media networks. word that it's planning films based on "star wars" characters. >>> zynga, revenues continue to fall and the social gaming company said 2013 would be profitable. >>> company seeing momentum in america's improvement in europe and big margin gains for 2013 for ralph lauren. >>> the post office could be eliminating or cutting back deliveries on saturday. we'll explain. they carry the official announcement at 10:00 a.m. this morning. >>> we start with disney. shares rising pre-market, set to open at all-time highs at fiscal fourth quarter profits beat the markets. growing attendance at the theme parks. real news came during bob iger's interview with our own julia boorstin. >> in fact, we are working on a few stand-alone films. larry kazden and simon ginberg are working on films derived on "star wars" characters that are not part of the ov
, since the time of abraham lincoln. but today the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differing reasons in changing times. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? delivery of packages booming because we're all buying stuff online. this action is about just trying to keep the lights on. for people all over america, like 71-year-old lois sexton in tennessee, that mailbox at the end of the driveway has been a reliable connection to the rest of the world. >> that's my communication with the people i have my retirement with, my social security. >> reporter: since 1863, six days a week, rain or shine, letters, bills, government checks, newspapers, even movies, have arrived, even on saturday. now the 21st century with its e-mail, e-card
the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differing reasons in changing times. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? delivery of packages booming because we're all buying stuff online. this action is about just trying to keep the lights on. for people all over america, like 71-year-old lois sexton in tennessee, that mailbox at the end of the driveway has been a reliable connection to the rest of the world. >> that's my communication with the people i have my retirement with, my social security. >> reporter: since 1863, six days a week, rain or shine, letters, bills, government checks, newspapers, even movies, have arrived, even on saturday. now the 21st century with its e-mail, e-cards and e-pay, has come knocking. >> we cannot put ou
by the postal service. >> i do not have any e-mail and a computer to be honest about it. i do rely on the u.s. post office mail. he is not happy about the upcoming changes that take effect august 1st. chicago district post offices will you to know that the other saturday services will continue. if you're giving medicine on saturday you're going to continue to get your medicine on saturday. if you're looking for a package from saturday you'll continue to see that package on saturday. and they're hoping that they will be able to phase this in. through attrition there might be summed elimination. we are hoping there will not be any massive changes. we hope to talk to the unions later on in the day. we will have the very latest in the evening as. law >> i've with more on why there was a delay the police are crediting several agencies as working together. he is arrested monday over seven hours. police said witnesses able to provide a description of the suspect. more importantly that witness was able to give them a partial license plate number that police were able to use to track him down. he is
. >>> the military is poised to extend some benefits to same- sex parents of gay servicemembers. u.s. officials say they are likely to include some health and welfare programs as well as access to on-base stores and services. the move comes 16 months after the pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service. an announcement is expected in the next few days. >>> white house defending a memo from the department of justice authorizing drone attacks against americans working with terrorists overseas. the memo says such actions are legal under three conditions. if the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, if it's not possible to capture the suspect before an attack, and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> someone who takes up arms against the united states in a war against the united states is an enemy and therefore could be targeted accordingly. >> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of american terror suspects to a trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted
bernanke is printing dollars up a storm and that is lowering the value of the u.s. dollar and that means that oil goes up. >> no, idiot! ugh! >> then everything would be affected! >> once again -- >> stephanie: the feds making gas prices go -- i've never heard that. [ applause ] >> i'm an american. i'm appalled. what is ben bernanke doing? >> stuart varney has no idea how the economic system works. no wonder fox business is tanking. just saying. >> get you to invest in trillion dollar platinum coins. better than -- >> stephanie: wow. you're going to try that again? remember newt gingrich ran with the gas push thing? that was his prop for his campaign. i should have asked him if he had one of those left over when i ran into him at the charlotte airport. can i have one of those things? don't you have one of chose khashkies? >> acting as if gas prices go up simultaneously everywhere in the country. they don't! they've been consistently higher out here. >> we're switching over to the summer blend pretty soon. >> stephanie: it is like starbucks christmas blend. okay. mark he will vin because
memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. among those targeted, an warral aulaqi, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority. >>> senators are demanding more transparency about the strikes and expected to press josh brennan, the architect of the drone policy. during his confirmation hearings tomorrow. meanwhile, with billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts that go in effect march 1st, president obama urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: what exactly is the sequester? if you think as the federal budget as a t-bone steak, it is like a butcher's knife loping off a big piece, a trillion dollars worth of domestic spending, what experts call the worst way to deal with the budget. they dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. in a few hours the pres
of either saying the pledge of allegiance or observing a moment of silence. >>> the u.s. justice department along with california and several other states filed suit against standard and poors. the suit claims s & p refused to warn investors that the housing department would be collapsing because it would be bad for business. >> s & p gave premium ratings to risky investments. >> reporter: state attorney general camela harris says fund those investments based on s & p ratings. >>> wall street rebounded today following yesterday's steep drop. the dow's gained 99 points to gain 25 points shy. nasdaq was up 40 points. investors saw poz táeu signs in housing. >>> dell computer is going private. michael dell and an investment company are buying the trading company. dell's profits have faded and this could be michael dell's plans to restore the company to its former glory. >>> a man is accused of trying to snatch up a girl that was riding a bike. the man cursed at her as she was peddling down emerson street. then as she got closer she say it is man crossed the street and tried to snatch her up.
that are already open on saturdays will stay open on saturdays. now this morning at a news conference the u.s. postmaster general says the elimination of saturday mail is necessary to save about $2 billion a year. money that is badly needed. just last year the postal service lost almost $16 billion. that was a record amount. it was so bad it defaulted on billions of dollars of payments to its pension fund. the post office blames some of its recent troubles on the internet as more and more customers stop buying stamps and instead pay their bills online, which is free and much more convenient. >> letter care yertss tell me, mr. donahue, get the five-day, preserve package delivery on saturday. customers want that. we don't have enough mail to sustain that. they know that. >> everything in my post box is flyers and bills. >> on saturdays? >> on every day. >> so you are not going to miss either of those? >> rightp. >> i'm disappointed in the way the government's going right now. they're closing all these jobs down for people. and basically it's a tragic thing. a lot of jobs lost by that, don't you
that it relies too heavily on tax increases. the u.s. government can use lethal force against an american overseas if that person is a senior operational leader of and al-of al-qaeda or its affiliates. several of them did kill americans in 2011 he was in yemen american but never charged with a crime grand plans for the town where osama bin laden's lived $30 million park would include watersports many sports and pair guiding the private venture is expected to take five years to complete. a course that was rescued at the last moment will now have a lasting legacy meet the woman who saved the thoroughbreds life. and the story behind a chicago restaurant. more of us are saying goodbye to facebook at least for a period of time. [ male announcer ] susan writes children's books. when she's happy, she writes about bunnies. when she's sad she writes about goblins. [ balloon pops, goblin growling ] she wrote a lot about goblins after getting burned in the market. but she found someone to talk to and gained the confidence to start investing again. ♪ ♪ and that's wh
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one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. ♪ lou: president obama calling on congress for another short term fix to avoid the defense sequester, the congressional budget office out with a bleak outlook on unemployment, and we will be talking about that with a former cbo director here in just moments. on wall street today stocks rebounded from yesterday's sell-off. the worst of the year to date. oriole prices rising today for the best levels in more than six years, selling and a faster rate. the dow jones industrials up 99 points, s&p up 15 and a half holding above the 1500 level. the nasdaq gaining 40. volume on the big board, three nap billion shares. joe going private, the deal led by michael dell. microsoft lending $2billion to the deal. in the bond market today interest rates rose. the 10-year rising back above 2%. gold down $2.90 per ounce, oil up $0.47, pushing the price of a barrel of crude to 9664 system beginning of the year. risen almost $4 per barrel. as the price of crude has risen, of course, so as the price of a gallon of gasolin. aaa says the national av
, of all u.s. particle physicists are here working on things. there's a lot. >> you feel any pressure? >> absolutely. >> really? how hard have you been working? >> well, i haven't been to the grocery store in five weeks. so i think i have a jar of mustard and a stick of butter in my refrigerator right now. >> feel like you're part of something historic? >> absolutely, yeah. >> it's like opening a whole new window that you never saw before. and you open the window, and you get a whole new vista of things that might happen that you didn't have access to before. so from a scientist's point of view, it's the biggest thing to happen in particle physics in, say, 20 or 30 years. >> yeah. >> what's the average person gonna get out of this? >> what the--the best thing is, we don't know. >> some scientists believe the experiment could lead to the discovery of other dimensions beyond length and width and depth. they've long suspected that they exist, but lack the knowledge to detect them. they also hope to learn about black holes, the dark voids in the universe that swallow up stars. a group of
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